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CFP: Sight, Visibility, and Disability in American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:38pm
Kimberly Drake, Scripps College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel explores the conference theme of sight, vision, and visibility as it operates in American literature and visual media by and about people with disabilities. How can disability studies concepts intervene interpretively in literature preoccupied by enlightenment, transcendence, and disembodiment; mobility, virility, and contamination; and racial/class (in)visibility?

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

CFP: Seeing Masculine Alternatives: Queer Masculinities in American Visual Cultures for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
Edward Chamberlain, University of Washington-Tacoma
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

In this session, panelists will consider how alternative notions of masculinity became visualized across American artistic and cultural formations. In particular, this panel explores how non-normative sexualities and related forms of identity such as ethnic and racial experience intersect with masculinities that exhibit a decidedly visual dimension or quality.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

CFP: Religion in American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
Martin W Kevorkian, University of Texas, Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel examines religious themes and tropes in American literature. We welcome papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Repurposing 19th Century American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:41pm
Geoff Cohen, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The panel will consider the social capital created by connecting non-traditional students with iconic 19th century American texts. What does it mean when a 1st generation Latina from Boyle Heights tells you that Maria Cummins' The Lamplighter is her favorite novel? What does it mean when a diverse group of first year students sees Walden as a tool for creating the educational experience they desire rather than one that is proscribed for them? What does it mean to teach Moby Dick to Dream Act students in the Age of the 45th?

Bard of Pittsburgh: A Roundtable on Gerald Stern (NeMLA 18)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:45pm
Darla Himeles, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Born in Pittsburgh in 1925, Gerald Stern is one of America’s most prominent, vibrant, and idiosyncratic contemporary poets. He is the author of eighteen collections of poetry (most recently Galaxy Love, W.W. Norton, 2017) and four collections of essays (most recently Death Watch, Trinity UP, 2017) and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Wallace Stevens Award and the 2014 Frost Medal. He has established himself as a distinctive voice that is accessible and sophisticated, gregarious and visionary. This roundtable will provide a lively critical examination of Stern’s work from a variety of perspectives and then invite discussion. 

MEDIA ECOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:54pm
ITALIAN AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (AISNA) CONFERENCE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

MEDIA ECOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTIONS 

Italian Association of American Studies Biennial Conference, Milano August 28-30, 2017.

Ecocriticism in the 21st Century (NeMLA)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The proposal H.R. 861, a bill recently introduced to terminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, prompts us to address the directions of ecocritical discourse in order to attend to the current material-specific, aesthetic, and rhetorical renderings of changing landscapes on a warming planet. What kind of citizenry is possible in environments overflowing with toxic waste? How do fossil fuels shape the imaginaries of urban and rural ecologies? What are the limits and possibilities of forensic and material analyses to shed light on catastrophic degradations of the environment without recuperating or fabricating disgust?

Conflicted Spaces: Queer/Trans Relationships to Ideas of Safety and Space

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:47pm
Megan Paslawski / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, Sarah Schulman develops a critique of “safe spaces” as a projection of past traumas that become proscriptive in the present, a reading she illustrates with examples from her experiences as a professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Despite the rapidity with which commentators such as Columbia history professor Mark Lilla associate student interest in safe spaces with “special interest groups” and identity politics, Schulman opens her book by situating her perspective in her experiences as a lesbian and ACT UP activist.

American Dramaturgies for the 21st century

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:59pm
Marie Pecorari & Julie Vatain-Corfdir (Paris-Sorbonne)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

American Dramaturgies for the 21st Century
Engaging with the new millennium on stage

Université Paris-Sorbonne – March 15-16, 2018

Talking Back: Voices from Appalachia

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Meredith McCarroll
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Seeking submissions for a collection of personal narratives that address and complicate Appalachian identities. Interested in voices that challenge and enrich simplistic valorizing or demonizing images of Appalachia. Contributors might range from scholars to poets to farmers to fiddlers—anyone who can add a voice to create a more full chorus—at times dissonant, at times harmonic.

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